Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness Book

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 10 : 9780791098257

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Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness Book Description :

Presents a collection of critical essays about Conrad's famous novel, arranged in chronological order of publication.

Heart of Darkness Book
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Heart of Darkness


  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 0486264645

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Heart of Darkness Book Description :

Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.

Heart of Darkness   Ed  Goonetilleke   Second Edition Book
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Heart of Darkness Ed Goonetilleke Second Edition


  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release Date : 1999-08-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 1551113074

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Heart of Darkness Ed Goonetilleke Second Edition Book Description :

The story of Marlow travelling upriver in central Africa to find Kurtz, an ivory agent as consumed by the horror of human life as he is by physical illness, has long been considered a classic, and continues to be widely read and studied. This edition, edited by one of the leading figures in ‘the Conrad controversy,’ includes an introduction and explanatory notes, as well as a fascinating variety of contemporary documents that help to set this extraordinary work in the context of the period from which it emerged. The introduction and bibliography have been updated, and two new appendices have been added; the second of these is a selection of Alice Harris’s extraordinary but little-known photographs documenting the horrors of colonialism in turn-of-the-century Congo.

Heart of Darkness and Other Stories Book
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Heart of Darkness and Other Stories


  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 1853262404

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Heart of Darkness and Other Stories Book Description :

Introduction and Notes by Gene M. Moore, Universiteit van Amsterdam. Generally regarded as the pre-eminent work of Conrad's shorter fiction, 'Heart of Darkness' is a chilling tale of horror which, as the author intended, is capable of many interpretations. Set in the Congo during the period of rapid colonial expansion in the 19th century, the story deals with the highly disturbing effects of economic, social and political exploitation of European and African societies and the cataclysmic behaviour this induced in some individuals. The other two stories in this book - 'Youth' and 'The End of the Tether' - concern the sea and those who sail upon it, a genre in which Conrad reigns supreme. AUTHOR: Born Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski in Poland in 1857, Conrad served in the British Merchant Service (1878-94), travelling to Africa, Australia, India, Indonesia and the Orient, becoming a British citizen in 1886. Turning to full-time writing in 1894, his years at sea featured heavily in his early works. His novels, such as 'Lord Jim', and his novella 'Heart of Darkness' (on which the film 'Apocalypse Now' was based) have brought him an enduring reputation.

An Echo in the Darkness Book
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An Echo in the Darkness


  • Author : Francine Rivers
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-12-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 1414340907

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An Echo in the Darkness Book Description :

A classic series that has inspired millions of readers worldwide! From the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind comes the “compelling” and “emotionally charged” (Booklist, starred review) second installment of the story of Hadassah, a courageous Christian slave girl with unrelenting faith, and Marcus, the Roman aristocrat who claims her heart Believed dead, Hadassah finds employment helping a doctor in the poor section of first-century Rome and discovers an ability to heal others through the power of her faith. When Julia falls ill, Hadassah is forced to confront a difficult decision: should she return to the Valerian household, risking exposure and death, to help her former tormentor in the Christian tradition? Continuing to search for meaning and faith, Marcus turns away from the opulence of Rome, led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul. This edition includes a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers, and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use.

Bright Web in the Darkness Book

Bright Web in the Darkness


  • Author : Alexander Saxton
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1997-10-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN 10 : 0520209311

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Bright Web in the Darkness Book Description :

Set in the San Francisco Bay area during World War II, Bright Web in the Darkness is a novel that illuminates the role of women workers during the war and the efforts of African Americans to achieve regular standing as union members. The central characters are two young women—one black, one white—who meet in a welding class and become friends as they work to qualify for the well-paid jobs opening to women as male workers are drafted. Sensitively and presciently written, this novel addresses social issues that still demand our attention.

Arise from Darkness Book

Arise from Darkness


  • Author : Benedict J. Groeschel
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 0898705258

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Arise from Darkness Book Description :

If you are struggling with fear, grief, loss of a loved one, hurt, anger or anything that makes life difficult--or the road through it dark--then this book was written for you. If offers practical suggestions on how to keep going and to grow with God's grace.

Rule of Darkness Book

Rule of Darkness


  • Author : Patrick Brantlinger
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780801467028

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Rule of Darkness Book Description :

A major contribution to the cultural and literary history of the Victorian age, Rule of Darkness maps the complex relationship between Victorian literary forms, genres, and theories and imperialist, racist ideology. Critics and cultural historians have usually regarded the Empire as being of marginal importance to early and mid-Victorian writers. Patrick Brantlinger asserts that the Empire was central to British culture as a source of ideological and artistic energy, both supported by and lending support to widespread belief in racial superiority, the need to transform "savagery" into "civilization," and the urgency of promoting emigration. Rule of Darkness brings together material from public records, memoirs, popular culture, and canonical literature. Brantlinger explores the influence of the novels of Captain Frederick Marryat, pioneer of British adolescent adventure fiction, and shows the importance of William Makepeace Thackeray's experience of India to his novels. He treats a number of Victorian best sellers previously ignored by literary historians, including the Anglo-Indian writer Philip Meadows Taylor's Confessions of a Thug and Seeta. Brantlinger situates explorers' narratives and travelogues by such famous author-adventurers as David Livingstone and Sir Richard Burton in relation to other forms of Victorian and Edwardian prose. Through readings of works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard, Rudyard Kipling, John Hobson, and many others, he considers representations of Africa, India, and other non-British parts of the world in both fiction and nonfiction. The most comprehensive study yet of literature and imperialism in the early and mid-Victorian years, Rule of Darkness offers, in addition, a revisionary interpretation of imperialism as a significant factor in later British cultural history, from the 1880s to World War I. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with Victorian culture and society and, more generally, with the relati

Things of Darkness Book

Things of Darkness


  • Author : Kim F. Hall
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 0801482496

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Things of Darkness Book Description :

The "Ethiope," the "tawny Tartar," the "woman blackamoore," and "knotty Africanisms"--allusions to blackness abound in Renaissance texts. Kim F. Hall's eagerly awaited book is the first to view these evocations of blackness in the contexts of sexual politics, imperialism, and slavery in early modern England. Her work reveals the vital link between England's expansion into realms of difference and otherness--through exploration and colonialism-and the highly charged ideas of race and gender which emerged. How, Hall asks, did new connections between race and gender figure in Renaissance ideas about the proper roles of men and women? What effect did real racial and cultural difference have on the literary portrayal of blackness? And how did the interrelationship of tropes of race and gender contribute to a modern conception of individual identity? Hall mines a wealth of sources for answers to these questions: travel literature from Sir John Mandeville's Travels to Leo Africanus's History and Description of Africa; lyric poetry and plays, from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest to Ben Jonson's Masque of Blackness; works by Emilia Lanyer, Philip Sidney, John Webster, and Lady Mary Wroth; and the visual and decorative arts. Concentrating on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Hall shows how race, sexuality, economics, and nationalism contributed to the formation of a modern ( white, male) identity in English culture. The volume includes a useful appendix of not readily accessible Renaissance poems on blackness.

Joseph Conrad   s Heart of Darkness Book

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness


  • Author : Mohit Kumar Ray
  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 8126904712

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Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness Book Description :

Hastily Written In Pencil And Serialized In Blackwood S Magazine In 1899 As The Heart Of Darkness , And Later Published In Book Form In 1902, As Heart Of Darkness, The Sibylline Charm Of The Novel Has Established It As One Of The Most Important Canonical Texts Of British Literature. Critics Have Seen The Book As An Angry Document On Absurd And Brutal Exploitation (Guerard), Probably The Greatest Short Novel In English (Karl), An Annunciation Of The Savage God (Cox), An Adventure Story, An Early Instance Of Modern Fiction, An Existential Novel, And An Early Specimen Of New Historicism. The Novel Turns On A Double Paradox (Hillis Miller), And Addresses Itself Simultaneously To Europe S Exploitation Of Africa, The Primeval Human Situation, An Archaic Aspect Of The Mind S Structure And A Condition Of Moral Baseness (Parry). But At The Same Time The Novel Has Elicited An Angry Reaction From Chinua Achebe Who Calls Conrad, A Bloody Racist. The Present Study, One In The Series Of Atlantic Critical Studies, Attempts To Make A Close Reading Of The Novel, And Examines Its Various Aspects With Lucidity And Profundity, Never Losing, However, The Touch With The Reality Of The Academic Needs Of The Students Of English Literature.